Eyewitnesses reported a huge police presence near Hyde Park in Central London as roads remain closed and footage from the scene shows multiple police cars and a large cordon in place
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A major police incident is underway close to Kensington Palace after reports of “three loud bangs”.
Eyewitnesses reported a huge police presence near Hyde Park in Central London as roads remain closed.
One witness told MyLondon they thought they saw a paramedic giving chest compressions to one person.
A helicopter is said to be circling the area.
Officers have confirmed today’s incident is not connected to the palace
Footage from the scene shows multiple police cars and a large cordon in place.
Kensington and Chelsea Police tweeted: “Officers are responding to an incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate.
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“There is no risk to the public but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time. We will post a further update in due course.”
Author and journalist Millie Kerr, 40, who lives in the area was coming back from lunch in an Uber when she came to a standstill near the Palace Gate.
She told MyLondon: “I wasn’t there when the incident took place, but I got out of my Uber and started walking. I headed through the park and saw what I’m 95 per cent sure was paramedics giving chest compressions to at least one person.
“It was next to a car but I don’t think it looked like a car crash had happened. The helicopter has just left the area in the last five minutes.”
The Mirror Online has called the Metropolitan Police for a statement.
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